... thank goodness you all say, so do I!
… but geology and maps are …
|1970 - Near side of the Moon by|
US Geological Survey
|A waiting or viewing room|
When I walked in … I was directed towards their private viewing room … uh uh ...
|Cafe area looking out over rooves|
|Much mirrored toilet - and thus at least two of me|
|Individual prints were to|
be found ... a boa
So a few images and some links … I could have spent (a lot) longer there … and could, but didn’t, have lunch – as they have a café on the top floor overlooking the local rooves …
|Andreas Cellarius' 17th century chart explaining|
the phases of the moon
The Map House – exquisite art works: see what I saw here …
|Brodtmann's majestic beasts|
Antique Lithographs of majestic tigers, jaguars and lions by Karl Joseph Brodtmann (1787 – 1862).
Swiss artist, lithographer, as well as printmaker, publisher and bookseller.
|Ernst Haeckel's Sea Anemones|
|Tulips by Robert Thornton - to be found in his|
"The Temple of Flora" illustrated botanical works
Robert John Thornton (1768 – 1837) – English physician and botanical writer - prints from “The Temple of Flora” …
|James Sowerby by Heaphy (1816)|
|Geological Chart by Yaggy|
All the geological rock periods are name
|Nature in Descending order|
These are amazing … as the ‘This is Colossal.com’ site shows them in their full glory …
|Sowerby's miniatures - hand coloured copper-|
engravings from his British Mineralogy (1817)
There were other cartographic works on show … from the 1600s to the 20th century … maps, the moon, city plans – eg London, New York …
|A map of the world|
on the top landing
The exhibits came from The Map House, established in Beauchamp Place, Kensington … while their site also has an incredible range of works available for sale and to see: I recommend a digital visit.
This links to some of the pieces that were on display at Carlos Place … and is definitely worth looking at …
National Geographic has a site on Yaggy too ...
I really could have spent ages here ... but my schedule was 'pretty tight' ... I'd be off to the South Bank and Tate Modern once I'd left Carlos Place.
I hope you'll get a chance to look at the links - absolutely staggering what could be produced in earlier centuries ... and how much they could piece together ... we're lucky we can 'see' it so easily today.